I am kicking off Craft Lighting week with some fun back to school teacher gifts. This pineapple coconut sugar scrub is simply delightful and a fun way to show the new teacher some love! All week we will be sharing back to school crafts that take 15 minutes or less for Craft Lightning. The ideas from our blog partners for this series will be at the bottom of each post. Be sure not to miss any of the fun!
Pineapple Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 cup 6 oz package dried pineapple
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, room temperature
- Yellow food coloring (if desired)
Add the pineapple and coconut oil to a food processor. Process until pineapple has broken down into tiny pieces and combined with the coconut oil.
Then add in sugar and mix well. You will have a very thick sugar scrub that is just perfect for gift giving! I added in one to two drops of yellow food coloring as well to make the color more pronounced however this is completely optional. Once mixed, fill your jar with the sugar scrub. One recipe filled this pint sized jar.
Back to School Teacher Gifts
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- Mason jar (I used the Ball sharing jars because of their pencil like shape. I have found them in stores but you can also get them online here.)
- Pink fabric
- Yellow ribbon
- Fiber fill
- Printed pineapple tags (You can click here to download and print your own.)
- Hole punch
Start by adding your sugar scrub to your jar. I wanted the gift to look as much like a pencil as possible so I made an eraser top. Just use a small piece of pink fabric cut slightly larger than my mason jar lid with scissors.
I then added a small amount of fiber fill under the fabric and put the lid on the jar as shown below.
You will also need to print the pineapple tags, cut out using scissors, and punch a hole in the top. Then tie this around your jar using some yellow ribbon.
The jar itself reminds me of a pencil so it was perfect for this craft idea. The silver band of the lid along with the cute pink top resembles the eraser.
You can make these quick and easy back to school teacher gifts for all of your child’s teachers. It is an inexpensive way to show them some love as school gets back in session. And yes it is almost that time y’all! School will be starting before we know it!
Want to see the other ideas for the first day of Craft Lightning back to school? Just scroll down and check out the quick and easy crafts from our partners for this series. Start by turning tin cans into a homework station like this one from Cupcakes and Crinoline.
Dazzle While Frazzled made some quick and easy backpack tags.
Need another way to keep homework supplies corralled? Try this kids desk caddy from The Organized Mama.
Turn a plain notebook into something extra special with some scrapbook paper. I know my kids would love this back to school notebook from Our Crafty Mom.
Got some scrap ribbon laying around? Turn it into easy ribbon bookmarks with this tutorial from Craftivity Designs.
Recycled crafts are the best! Pull some cardboard out of the recycling bin and make this back to school organizer from Ann Makes.
You can make some back to school teacher gifts or any of the other great ideas shown here in just minutes. Now grab your supplies and get to crafting! So tell us….which of these ideas will you be making?
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